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The Trending Phenomenon of Faith-Based Fitness

America has seen a fitness craze in the past few years as hundreds of thousands of people head for the gym in an attempt to increase their stamina, decrease their stress, and improve their overall health and wellness. Bu ...

Category: Health and Wellness Religion

Churches Band Together To Wipe Out Medical Debt

In an example of true Christian charity, churches across America are banding together to eradicate the medical debt owed by strangers the church members likely never will meet. In a cooperative effort sweeping the countr ...

Category: Aid Religion

Assisted Suicide: Compassionate Help or Murder By Another Name?

Euthanasia, the painless killing of a person suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma, is illegal in the United States. Assisted suicide, on the other hand, is legal in Washington, D.C., ...

Category: Morality Politics

When Americans Say They Believe in God, What Do They Actually Mean?

Ask Americans if they believe in God, and 80% of them will say yes. But what God do they believe in? The one described in the Bible, or something else? These are the questions the Pew Research Center set out to answer in ...

Category: Religion Science Spirituality

What Is a Megachurch and Why Do So Many Americans Choose To Attend One?

By definition, a megachurch is a Protestant church with a consistent weekend congregation of at least 2,000. While some Catholic churches have memberships of this size, the term megachurch applies only to huge Protestant ...

Category: Religion

The Rise of the Nones

Ever since the 1990s, America has seen an increasing number of people who self-identify as a None; i.e., someone unaffiliated with any particular organized religion. Nones also include those who view themselves as agnost ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

Learning About Mortality From Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius (121–180 AD) was a Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher. He’s most remembered today for his plethora of pithy comments such as the following: Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Eve ...

Category: Aid ULC Topics

Mormon Church Changes Stance on LGBT Baptisms

In a stunning move on April 4 of this year, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church, announced that it will now baptize the children of LGBT parents. This new policy reverses ...

Category: Social Equality Christianity

Are There Such Things as Guardian Angels?

If you’re of a certain age, you likely remember “Touched by an Angel,” the wildly popular TV series that ran on CBS on Sunday evening (when else?) from 1994–2003. If you’re of a younger cert ...

Category: Religion Superstitions

Has Marriage Become Merely a Trophy?

Once upon a time, a wedding signified a rite of passage between American childhood and adulthood. When a couple got married, whatever their ages, they were publicly declaring that they were two responsible adults ready t ...

Category: Gay Weddings Weddings